Author name: Gina Briganti
Bio: Gina Briganti writes paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance in north Texas. Her constant companion is a special soul who masquerades as a dog.
Genre: Fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi romance
Book: Deep in the Dreaming
When did you begin your writing career? I started entering short story contests in 2005. My first novel, The Dreaming, was published in 2010.
What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner? I’m a planner who gives myself room to go off on an unplanned tangent if that’s where the story wants to go. Some of the best scenes I’ve written were from steam of consciousness writing sprints.
What’s your working style – morning or late-night writer? In ideal conditions the first two hours of my work day are spent writing so my freshest thoughts end up on the page.
Do you work at a computer or write long-hand? Mostly with the computer, but if inspiration strikes I will type notes to myself and e-mail if I’m waiting in the car, or jot a few lines down on a random piece of paper.
What gets those words flowing, coffee or tea? Water. It’s my elixir of life.
Favorite book: Will a favorite series do? I’ve had Nora Roberts Key trilogy on my keeper shelf forever and I will take it out and sink into the awesomeness when I’m craving the mastery she showed in those books.
Favorite movie: One I can’t get enough of is Chocolat. Sigh-worthy romance and Johnny Depp!
Favorite musician: Walk Off The Earth. I am a total WOTEling.
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Awards/special recognition: None yet for writing, but I’m working on it!
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Barbara, an engaging interview with Gina and her books looks enticing. I too found working in the morning is best for creativity and yeah, Chocolat is a wonderful film … one can’t see it too many times!
BTW, Barbara, I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Blogger Award on my post today – no obligation at all but your posts/articles are always fascinating, inspiring – adding sunlight to my day!
Thank you, Annika! I can’t count how many times I’ve watched Chocolat. It’s one of the few DVDs I own.
I haven’t watched Chocolat. I will see if we have it at the library! 🙂
Hi Annika, thanks for stopping in to say hello to Gina – I’m also a morning person – that’s when I get all the real stuff done. And thank you for the Sunshine Blogger nomination – I’ll try to get over to it soon – I have a new work schedule so I’m still adjusting to that. I very much appreciate your support! 🙂 Happy reading and writing to you!
Lovely to meet Gina, Barbara. Well done to her on drinking water.
It’s lovely to meet you, too, Robbie. Drinking water is one of the best lifestyle habits I can think of.
You’re right – does the ice in my iced tea count a little? 😉
I know it is but I find it hard to do.
It had taken years of baby steps. One of the steps was adding freeze-dried fruit to flavor the water. My faves are mango, 🍓, and pineapple.
Hi Robbie – thanks for saying hello to Gina. Yes, water is the way to go – I need to transition away from all that tea I drink! 😉
Me too, Barbara.
Enjoyed the interview, Gina and Barbara. My brain doesn’t engage until late afternoon, lol, so I save my writing for evening. I haven’t read the Key Trilogy yet, but now I might have to 🙂
Thank you, Jacquie, If you read the Key trilogy I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
Hi Jacquie – thanks for stopping in to say hello to Gina. It’s so interesting to me that people are productive at different times of the day. I’m a morning person so I like to get up early and knock out the things I need to do. By late afternoon, not so much! That’s when your shift takes over 😉
Thank you for interviewing me on your awesome blog, Barb! You’re welcome to guest post on my blog any time!
Thank you, Gina – I will email you about a guest blog. Have a great day!
Fantastic! I’m looking forward to hosting you!
Great interview, Gina! Enjoy Walk Off The Earth too! Best wishes for a bestseller! Cheers!
Thank you, Sharon! I love that you’re familiar with Walk Off The Earth. Talent must run in Canadian water!
Hi Sharon – Thanks for visiting Book Club Mom and saying hello to Gina!
Great to meet you, Gina! I started entering short stories in contests before getting my first book published, too. As for drinking water…we’re kindred spirits! Thanks for hosting Gina, Barbara.
It’s great to me you too, Jill! Short stories and water are great foundations for authors! I still write short stories and enter competitions with them. My roots keep me grounded.
Hi Jill, I thought of you when I saw that Gina entered writing contests. That’s the ticket – my dad always thought that too. All of you drinking water, I know how good it is for us. Now I may have to switch from tea 🙂
Interesting indie author! I also love WOTE; they are a terrific band.
Thank you, Jennifer! I’m looking forward to seeing them live again in the future.
I’m going to have to listen to WOTE!
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